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in the united states. which began in jamestown and williamsburg and ended in new york city and included an impromptu visit to a supermarket in suburban maryland. ruth gave me an impromptu and valuable personal perspective on her conduct its queen and her relationship with her husband, prince philip. one of my favorite descriptions was of a moment on the president's airplane when philip was immersed in the sports section of the newspaper and ignoring his wife's questions on the postcards to their children. when she pressed him, he got flustered. it was so interesting what was happening when her husband wasn't paying attention to her, he said. he also noticed that elizabeth was very certain and comfortable in her role and very much in control. yet, once when ruth was waiting at the white house for her husband, ruth heard her roaring with laughter at one of the protocols. you didn't realize that she had that kind of a hearty laugh, booth said. the minute she rounded the corner, she straightened up. this combination of public dignity exists to this day. the 1957 visit was remarkable for its
of excitement when she returned to new york in the fall of 1860. the city shimmered with news that the prince of wales was coming to visit. in his honor, a group of leading citizens was organizing a ball. society than was very excited. excited couples who had paid $10 apiece arrive at the academy of music. women curl their hair and they had special nods to acquaintances and friends. precisely at 10:00 p.m., they prayed and sang god save the queen and the slight friends stepped into the room. for two hours, nearly 3000 of new york's finest citizens rushed like schoolgirls to meet him. in a mad crush, the wooden floor collapsed. the band played furiously. the guests rushed to follow and they piled their plates with lobster salad, and filled their glasses with champagne. at 2:00 a.m., the dance floor shift. eager females, young and old, waited their turn for a waltz or a polka and finally the young woman was there. her arms were covered in long white gloves. hetty was introduced to his highness, the prince of wales. >> i am the princess of wales, she replied. [laughter] you are proof of that, sa
books took me to dinner in new york city at one of these restaurants where you would never want to go where you have to pay. [laughter] and he said what's your next book going to be about in and i said, oh, well, i haven't decided. i'm going to do some thinking, some reading, some research. and he looked at me and said, what? i said, yeah, i want to do thinking, reading, reporting, weighing the alternatives, and he said why are you going to waste your time? [laughter] i said, well, that's what you try to do. and he said, no, no, no, you are one of our authors. i need to know right now, tonight, what your next book is going to be. i said this is, that's preposterous. he said, i need to know. now, he's one of these people who grinds on you, and you're at dipper alone no matter what would come up, he would bring the subject back to, oh, maybe you should do a book on that, what about this? he would just grind away. you may know people like this. [laughter] you may work for somebody like that. [laughter] even better, you may be married to somebody like that. [laughter] who just grinds away
tweets, just sold a book to him by making the point that the plane is also a hero in the new york city water landing. >> guest: nice sell. >> host: i want to look at your 2005 book, everything bad is good for you. how today's popular culture is making us smarter. what is aq? >> guest: what is, autism? >> host: the --. >> guest: oh, so the, one of the things that we've learned, over the last 20 or 30 years is the science of the mind has advanced in such a important way in lots of different fields. psychology and neuroscience and neuroimaging and things like that, is that the old way we had of kind of scraping intelligence is too simple. and, the measures that we have, for intelligence, don't readily, kind of coloops into one dimension, in fact they're, gardner, the brilliant harvard scientist and discovered there are multiple forms of intelligence. there is spacial intelligence and emotional intelligence and there is kind of problem-solving intelligence and so on. and so we have seen that, what happens in a society it different technologies come out, different cultural developments happ
, treated in the media, suddenly the clan took over the new york city police force apparently. one of my -- it's hard to describe the beginnings because there's the brawl and various race hoaxes, and much like the trayvon martin case, they disappeared once the facts came out. you never get that final article saying, attention, readers, that story we've been his hysterical about, turns out, it was a hoax. [laughter] no, you know that -- well, actually, the black kid was mugging the cop or the muslim did ambush and kill a cop only because the stories disappeared from the news. wouldbe one of the best one was michael stuart called artist because he was caught spraying grafetti in the subway, takes a dozen cops to subdue him, two weeks later, passed out, two weeks later, in a coma, two weeks later, dies of sickness. the cops are put on trial for manslaughter. they are acquitted. the headline were remembering michael stuart. no justice was done in the case. flash to the riots in crown heights by al sharpton. there's many cameos of him in the book. i forgot all the stuff he was involved in. [l
a meeting that bill clinton had in jeff pacoima, new york, north of new york city where he has a home. he invited, this was back in august 2011. he invited his wife, his daughter, and a bunch of friends to meet with him because he had some news. .. the people around obama: did not understand how the real world works. that they had been responsible for losing america, its triple-a credit rating for the first time in its history and that barack obama was, in his words, an amateur. i spoke to two people at the meeting, and i heard that, i said, amateur, the perfect titlele for the book. >> president clinton denied it. >> he denied it, but hillary told her friends she suspected that of all people, chelsea had told me about this. that's not true. never met chelsea clinton, but apparently chelsea has a reputation for texting her friends in the middle of meetings with her parent, but it was a confirmation that in fact this meeting did take place and it was an accurate representation of what went on during the meeting. >> also talked about chelsea clinton's reaction to the 2008 presidential prim
to be hyper charging the city? this relatively rosy view is very unlike the new york of my youth. i was born in manhattan in 1967. i say that rarely in the boston public library, but i was. these are two images from my youth. we have similar images of new york and boston in the 1970s as well. the bottom image is gerald ford denying new york for a successful bailout. indeed, new york was very much headed for the trash heap of history. the city had been hemorrhaging by the thousands. it was not automobile production in detroit, it was production in new york city. and that was decimated by globalization and new technology. the city had been caught in a spiral of disorder and rising crime rate. racial conflicts just like here in boston, and the fiscal situation had gotten out of control with budgets that were far too high for the city to afford. it looked as if new york was going to go back to the weeds. like this image of jimmy carter wandering through the wasteland, and it really seemed as if the planet of the apes image of the statue of liberty rising was possible. with the cities were things
corridor. ironically yesterday i was back in new york city actually looking at some of the flood and storm damage. many of the transportation infrastructure facilities were adversely impacted, a huge amount of damage. they have incredible -- new york city how resilient as people are and how well they are coming back. i think they have about 95% of their transit operations, and the rail was particularly hit amongst all of these east side in lower manhattan, tunnels flooded and just think of the massive effort put forward to get those trains running. they probably move about 20% of all the passengers in the world in new york city and a hit like that was incredible. i understand mayor bloomberg who was here yesterday will be in town today and we had discussions yesterday about fema, which our committee oversees and also the transportation infrastructure and maybe the focus of an additional committee. today we are focused, looking particularly at amrak's structural organization and i might also recall that in the last hearing we will be doing on the northeast corridor, our very first hearing w
minutes of singing and then jim comes out, he introduceds and african-american pastors from new york city where many of the baptist churches, mostly baptist but freewill sorts of things have been renting space in new york city public school system for their services on sunday and they were being thrown out. i think that has been reversed. his whole message was what is happening in new york is going to be happening in san diego. get ready. and then jim talked-about that evening's panel which i was going to be a part and his whole tone was they are coming to get us and the only way i can prepare you for when they come is if you come tonight. so be here. it was this kind of paranoid think i have not heard before. the sermon was 45 minutes long. i would never get away with that. the first time god got a mention was 25 minutes in, and 40 minutes in jesus got a mention and then it ended. i forgot to tell you. right after the music, jim comes out and says now it is time to take up the offering. right out of the gate. music, take up the offering and everyone cheered that they were going to get th
and former chancellor of new york city public schools, scholl klein discussed the educational system and its impact on national security. part of a two-day summit with policymakers and education leaders, hosted by the foundation for excellent education. it's about an hour. [applause] >> welcome to this evening broadcast on morning joe. the energy and thus are a visceral testament to writing two things. one aside the issue of educational reform has ripened. it's a combination of need, the talent we see in this term has coalesced around this issue to detect elegies, but there is a sense that the moment has arrived. and the other is 73 bush. [applause] i am a great believer that two things matter in life. one of the idea and the others people. that's the real driver of change, the real trailer of this silly when you want pack it all. and jeb is a perfect example of a person coming together with real talent and commitment come with a set of ideas. the fact is sure i'll hear is the greatest salute you could give. condi and i come out of the national security background paper gangsters the semeste
's office in new york city talked about, boy, use text where you can. i think that's a good message to deliver to consumers. use texting wherever you can, leave the phone calls to 911, to the really important calls. and otherwise use texting or use your data connections to gather information. >> host: did the spectrum get flooded with information and overloading? >> guest: sure. their, i mean, usage was pretty tremendous, and we found this out wherever you have an issue where there's people who need information, you find that the networks really get flooded. i saw numbers two, three, four, five hundred to 15,000% increases on some web sites. and you saw in a lot of the application stores that the apps that quickly ran to the top were those that gave you access to information or the mobile flash light, i think, was one of the other ones that really found sort of a lot of people downloading it. but there was a surge in traffic; but i didn't see numbers that suggested there was a significant amount of call blocking or dropping. i think the networks handled the surge pretty well. >> hos
of vehicles from new jersey to new york city, was flooded. computation is an important part of the economy and culture in that region. the damage to our highways, transit system caused severe congestion stranding new jersey and creating delays for miles. transportation in new jersey has an impact on more than just new jersey residents. sandy affected anyone who rides our rail for drive through our state or uses products. i will be working with this committee to rebuild new jersey's transportation infrastructure to make it stronger and more resilient in addition to our infrastructure in at least two cases. flooding from sandy damage the superfund sites, leading to potential release of toxic pollution into the environment. i have a letter on the way to the epa to conduct a thorough investigation of the storm's impact on sites throughout the region and i am also introducing superfund emergency response requests which requires the epa to perform an assessment of superfund sites following any natural disaster and allows congress to appropriate emergency funding to remediator any damage, also re
back. >> host: and we're back live with kenneth davis, author and historian in new york city. this is booktv on c-span 2. mr. davis come you say when it comes to your career, your writing career that she give a lot of credit to join davis. who is that? >> guest: that would be my wife. she doesn't like her to tell the story, but unfortunately she has to suffer me this one because obviously people are to do and how i became a writer. about halfway through college i was the classic liberal arts could, that i would be a teacher as i mentioned earlier in the interview. didn't know what i was doing, decided to drop out of college for a while and work in a bookstore and i did work on a bookstore. until that point i was a great reader. i've been a great reader since childhood. i mentioned going to the library a great deal. you're interested in history. but the notion i could hear writer never occurred to me. the notion i could be an astronaut or rocket scientists or a neurosurgeon had never occurred to me. i did think it might be a teacher. i was working in a bookstore and i remember
davis, author and historian in new york city, this is booktv on c-span2. you say when it comes to your career, you're writing career you give a lot of the credit to joanne davis, and -- >> guest: that would be my wife. she doesn't like me to tell this story but she is going to have to suffer me this one because people are interested in how i became a writer. about half way through college i was a classic liberal arts kid, 5 would be a teacher as i mentioned earlier in the interview, didn't know what i was doing, decided to drop out of college for a while and work in a bookstore and i did go to work in a bookstore. i was a great reader. i have always been a reader since childhood as i mentioned earlier, going to the library, very interested in history but the notion that i could be a writer just never occurred to me, the notion that i could be an astronaut or a rocket scientist or a neurosurgeon had never occurred to me. i did think i might be a teacher. i was working in a bookstore and i remember very clearly the day this will allow work with read some of the stuff i had been riding in
a retired doctor in new york city and i want to ask a very personal question and i hope he won't mind. in your writing or subsequent have people come up to you and said i've changed my life because of when you have rhode? i think most people that write or do things, whatever it is, they want to know if they had an impact on someone's life. >> i can't think of an instance in which somebody has said quite that to me. sometimes a book resonates with a person very strongly because of something they are going through in their personal life, so if they're going through a tragedy and the book somehow helps them to deal with that, then they will write to me and tell me about this and say thank you for your book because it helped me through this. i'm not thinking about that when i'm writing the book and i am never quite sure. but i can't remember anybody saying that i changed their lives. i would be very flattered by that but why did you ask that question? you must have a reason for that. >> whether they are raising children or teaching whether they are a position were going to africa they fee
city. we see in new york, in san francisco, in seattle, in chicago, all of these places, and london and paris, we see the triumph of the developed world cities. but the success of the city in the developed world is nothing relative to what's happening in the developing world. we've recently reached that halfway point where more than half of humanity now lives in urbanized areas, and it's hard not to think on net that's a good thing. because when you compare those countries that are more than 50% to those less than 50% urbanized, the countries on average have income levels that are five times higher. gandhi famously said the growth of a nation depends not on its cities, but on its villages. with all due respect to the great man, on this one he was completely and utterly wrong. because, in fact, the future of india is not made in villages which too often remain mired in the poverty that has plagued most of humanity throughout almost all of its existence. it is the cities, it is bangalore, mumbai, it is delhi that are the places that are the pathways out of poverty into prosperity. the
and union organizers in new york city who were really starting their own community health clinic in new york, and it did not use the language of rights of the time, but they definitely talked in terms of universalism and that everybody should have access to care, not just those who are unionized, members of unions. so is there a gender component to that is their gender make them more on the vanguard? in some ways i think there are some connections. the maternity insurance issue has always been a big one, so i think a lot of these critiques of the american way of rationing have been routed in women's experience with health care and health care needs of women have. some maternity coverage, coverage care for children was the habit is behind this shepherd towner act in the 1920's, the public health act. and, of course, the movement for reproductive rights has, at times, i wish more attention were paid to this because it has done this, but we hear much less about hal reproductive rights activism is also about health care for all to offer everybody. there's so much focus on women are demanding the
is in there but it was these women government workers and union organizers in new york city who were really, they were starting their own community health clinics in new york and they didn't use the language of rights at the time but they'd definitely talked in terms of universalism and that everybody should have access to care, not just those who are unionized. does their gender make them more of the vanguard cracks in some ways i think there are some connections. the maternity issue has always been a bit once i think a lot of these critiques of the american way of rationing have been routed and women's experiences with health care and health care needs that women have, so maternity coverage, care for children was the impetus behind the shepherd act from the 1920s, the public health act and of course the movement for reproductive rights have at times attention has been paid to this but we care much less about how reproductive rights activism is also about health care for all come, for everybody. women were demanding these particular reproductive services but i think that the type of activism again, routed in
jersey. c-span: how far away was he driving into new york city? >> guest: he was about half an hour, 45 minutes from new york. c-span: what was the office like? how many people worked around him? >> guest: actually, he had an office in new jersey. he worked for years in manhattan, but the traffic was too much for him. so he moved an office in woodcliff lake, new jersey, and that's where i went. he had a very small staff: four people; he had two secretaries, an administrative assistant and me. c-span: and what was the first day you went to work for him? >> guest: july 3rd, 1990. so right after my graduation. c-span: a total of four years you spent there? >> guest: yes. c-span: how many trips did you take with him? >> guest: i accompanied him on two international trips. in february, i went with him to eastern europe and to russia, and later that year, in april, i went with him to asia. c-span: what do you remember from that experience, the international travel? >> guest: well, i remember so many things. what stands out to me the most, though, is that nixon was so generous and so good to m
an african-american pastor from new york city where they had been renting space for their services on sunday and they were being thrown out that has been reversed at this point and his whole message was what's happening in new york is the to be happening in san diego. get ready. and then jim talked about that evening's panel which i was granted be a part in his tone was they are coming to get us and the only way that i could prepare you for when they come is when you come to light so be here and it was this kind of paranoid thing that i hadn't heard before. was 45 minutes long and i would never get away with that in new hampshire. [laughter] the first time god had a mention most 20,000 in and 40,000 minutes jesus got a mention and then it ended. i forgot to tell you right after the music come he comes out and says now it's time to take up the offering out of the gate and everyone cheered. i could use that in new hampshire. [laughter] there was a very weak kind of prayer and then a was over. i've never been at what was a church service where there was such a little god, jesus, religion and wa
to a private school principal in new york city to mentors working in the highest poverty neighborhood in chicago, trying to give students the sort of support and help they need to do better in this realm. mostly we don't quite know how to teach these francs, how to help kids improve. what i write about in this book is an experiment, new innovative ideas that might be able to help kids do better in this dimension and in the process help them do better in high school and college and life. >> i am going to follow up beach author's introduction with one quick question and get to the next topic. you wrote a book a few years ago while you were reporting for the new york times on the harlem children -- you wrote a book called however it takes, and we very aggressively pursued a promised neighborhood grant from the federal government to try to replicate the model. yesterday one of the students read you a paragraph you had written three your four years ago and your response was a lot of this book is my repudiation of what i wrote then. tell me, i read this book as sort of a validation of the s
will continue to guess the word out on the book and the documentary but you move from new york city recently to sailor massachusetts ironically. [laughter] what do see your life like in salem massachusetts? >> whenever we don't have to keep pushing the case like this and not dedicate all of our time to get out of of legal tango of a bike to have a small meditation center were i could share the things i had to learn that saved my sanity for those who are in desperate situations. >> host: you talk about something as mundane as the at the bank by guess all of this has prepared you for a lot of shit in your life? >> in prison people say how do you do it? the answer is you don't have a choice. whenever you get out to that is what you still do. >> host: i don't know you guys and what your priorities were before you were involved in this case but how has it changed you? >> she just said it turned us into people. >> the first time revisited damien they bring candid and his hands are behind his back it is almost comical because you can tell right away he is harmless besides being a pretty good, man t
and chancellor of the new york city public schools joel kline had a somewhat on education reform in washington examining america's education system and the impact on national security. council on foreign relations moderates the discussion, about an hour. >> welcome to this evening, broadcast of morning joe. the energy in this room is a real testament to two things. one is how the education reform has ripened, a combination of meade, the talent we see in this room has coalesced on the issue of new technologies but there is a sense that the moment has arrived and the other is jeb bush. [applause] >> i am a great believer that two things matter in life. won his ideas and the other is people. that is the real driver of change, the real driver of history. when you unpack it all and jeb bush is a perfect example. the coming together of a person with real talent and drive with a set of ideas and this is one of them. the fact that you are all here is the greatest salute you could give. condoleezza rice and i come out of a national security background. we use to mess around with something called the ra
by a huge amount of damage. new york city is incredibly resilient. they are coming back well. they have about 95% of the city that was hit. i understand that mayor bloomberg will be in town today. the committee oversees and the transportation infrastructure i might also recall in the northeast corridor, when i became chair of the committee, in the northeast quarter, the progress we have made sense that hearing has took place, it is kind of interesting about choosing topics and we have to reflect the moment. a lot of people when they go home, they go to bed and they count sheep or read a novel. i had a great article about amtrak. i thought it was quite interesting, particularly interesting because it outlined some of the work that amtrak has been doing regarding its reorganization and the structural management -- the way that amtrak is structured, that led me to say that the committee really needed to look at where we are in this whole process and where we have been. amtrak is a global corporation. i was intrigued by a comment that joseph boardman, as the president and ceo, meg. in 2005,
to read. in the mid '50s, live in the outer boroughs of new york city, in my case the bronx, was comfortable but provincial. and my curiosity extended far beyond the bounds of my home and school. i wanted to know more about people in other places. what was happening in the world now, what had happened in the past, and quite simply how i came to be. books were my passports, and i consumed them voraciously. but i came to writing later than most. in my late '30s after having raised my three children. my generation, those of us born during and after world war ii, numbered in the millions. and we were asking questions that demanded to be answered. we had come of age in the heat of the escalating war in vietnam. and we didn't know why our brothers were fighting so far away for a cause that was so difficult to understand. and the role of women in society was changing rapidly. my friends, educator with traditional values but a deep sense of personal ambition, wanted to know how to be true to ourselves, yet remain committed to our husbands and our children. as a young mother i had st
, but springfield was a city where people who couldn't get a job in boston, couldn't get a job in new york would come to springfield, a city of about 170,000. and everybody was either irish, italian or they were french- canadian. and it was important to them to know where you came from. i said, well, i came from senegal valley. what? [laughter] but that was an education, just being in springfield. and this country is, it's about the, it is the great meeting place of people from all over the world. and somehow they get here, and they're free. it's -- and once, well, it's a fantastic accomplishment. i started to say america's a wonderful country, but it's -- [inaudible] >> there are some, of course, they probably don't know what they're talking about, but there are some that criticize some of your books that some of the characters are one-dimensional or simplistic or play to stereotypes. >> i think that with pride. so would dickens. [laughter] try to find some complicateed side of the great lawyer in -- [inaudible] i'll send you a postcard, the name are come to me. the name will come to me. i brus
spoke to said they feel close to their city -- new york, oak lan, detroit -- oakland, detroit, etc. -- but feeling close to america still isn't quite possible for them even in the obama era. they've had their heart broken by america and don't want it broken again, so they put up a wall. but i'm urging them in this book to embrace america and americanness because we may be in a difficult marriage, but we are a family. and even though family can often be the source of pain, your family is part of your constitution. we are among the most crucial architects of america shaping it not just culturally and aesthetically and athletically, but legally. we forced america toward being as inclusive and democratic as it claimed it was, and through that we made america better. america still has a ways to go, but i am proud to be an american and to win an award called the american book award. thank you, aba. and that's from tiew ray this afternoon. [applause] carla brunldage. >> okay, arkansas den si, a chronicle of the amistad rebels. this book is particularly intriguing because it, um, is based
would sell in new york city. it is a little over an hour. >> the indictment of the west. and i thought. we were shooting in white chapel . in london, a jewish neighborhood he started reminiscing about his life crawling gabba at his uncle's radio shop. reminiscent. his magnificence radio actor voice became east asia and went back to 1938. his face lit up remembering those days growing up in the warmth of the jewish ghetto of london. and i thought, how can harold pinter, who i do revers, denigrate the west. every other two in london would have been killed. i thought that was kind of odd. i was remembering the political views and the cultural upbringing. then i remember thinking, when he first started writing about politics, i was a young writer. i thought, isn't that a shame that this wonderful writer has turned into an old man and all he can do is read about politics. well, ha ha. but i think what happens, you know, one of our other great philosophies, a great, great poet. he said he had done his fighting and he commenced to studying about the great long time. so that is what i have bee
as part of your bio that she don't talk about much. you were a boy that worked for a new york city firm and you defended alleged white-collar criminals. i would think that you'd be proud talking about that. in terms of your ads, you know, look, it's been designated by politicized and nonpartisan fact checker organization is the lie of the year they i voted too in medicare. on abortion, that was a late-term abortion bill. it's similar to new york state's bill. i absolutely did not go to criminalize abortion. i'll tell you it's a lie. >> moderator: thank you very much. congressman, first question goes to jimmy vielkind. >> both of you alluded to medicare in your opening statements. trustees currently projected it will be insolvent by 2024 with as much specificity as possible, please describe your plans to strengthening the program is something you posted you want to do and say whether those plans include raising the eligibility age from currently 65. >> moderator: congressman, 90 seconds. transfer this is something very personally. my mom's on the program is vitally important. she's 75 an
of progressive. you spending cuts in new york city. siddhartha were talking about. protecting about that ideology of the left, the progressive ideology. so what are some myths that are commonly held by progressives? we've got about five minutes and we tend to focus on the first two because those are the big juicy ideas, the bad ideas actually. one is that natural things are good. two, unnatural things are bad. three, unchecked science will destroy us. for, science is only relative anyways. and five, science is on our side. okay, the first one -- reaction one of which tend to get into these minutes. if you want to get my, you'll learn all about them there. we'll talk about the most famous progressive today, president barack obama and his resume when it comes to science. but she's to give you an idea of why this are important. natural things are good your best behavior and its food movement. thus behind the reduction of genetically modified food. unnatural things about because the fear of chemicals, bph, the fear of chemistry, things that natural. pesticides, fertilizers. unchecked science will des
tv for interviews from this event. this year's national book awards will be in new york city on november 14. the ceremony celebrates authors works in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young adult literature. we will air the ceremony live on on the 14th at 6:00 p.m. eastern. it will also air next weekend on c-span here. please let us know about hookers in your area and we will add them to our list. post them to our while i or e-mail us at tv at >> you are watching booktv on c-span2. here's a look at our lineup for tonight beginning at seven eastern. wayne carlin discusses his book, wandering souls. with booktv from george mason university. at 730 eastern, beatrice hopman over the last 80 years. at 830, thomas stanton and why some firms thrive why others fail. and at 10:00 p.m. eastern, we conclude the prime time programming with our "after words" program. david cay johnston discusses the fine print. he talked with reporter jayne o'donnell. visit for this weekend's television schedule. >> in her book, "pat nixon", mary brennan discusses the
york city public schools, 80,000. cambridge, 25,000 per year. what's your average class has? they'll usually say some number between 20 and 30. okay, private schools were charging 30,000 a year, 20 students, $600,000 per classroom. it's essentially -- was strictly impacting the students with the teacher, the classrooms and maybe the text about. all i can figure out is maybe there's 100,000, 150,000 being spent. where's the other quarter of nine or $300,000? same thing at any level. why can't we instead use -- lower -- private school i think is worth 10,000, 10,000 a year, 20 students or 30 students. that's 300,000 i could pay the teacher 150,000 a a lot of people pay lip service. teaching should be on par with doctors and engineers and lawyers. that's nice lip service but if you believe it, pay teachers the same as doctors, engineers and lawyers. that's the best signal that you value. but the money is clearly there. it will have to get cut from all the stuff that is not impacting your students. i don't know but every time i ask two people i do this type of the above calculation. i
in new york city. she is a well-known commodity in the washington policy world, having served with distinction in two different administrations as cabinet secretary under president george h.w. bush and deputy director of domestic policy under george w. bush. he's known throughout washington is seeking policy intellectual with an ability to synthesize complex issues with unparalleled efficiency. desert on issues ranging from some solid research to jewish voting patterns in presidential elections to human rights in north korea in such publications as "the new york times," "wall street journal" and "washington post." for purposes today, should be noted jay served as special envoy for human rights under president george w. bush and in that position, she was known for his forthright criticism that simply the north korean tyranny, but also china and occasionally in south korea for failing to do more to assist north korean refugees and their fight to freedom. she did not spare criticism either of the folks at foggy bottom. he was on him for criticizing state department policies that
to our concerns. .. >> we are now live with condoleezza rice and former chancellor of new york city public schools. they will discuss america's education system and its impact on security. it is part of a event hosted by the excellence in foundation for education. right now we are listening to introductory remarks. >> the first african-american woman to hold that post. she's a former national security advisor under president george w. bush. she is also the cofounder of the center for a new generation, which is an innovative afterschool enrichment program, and she is the co-author of numerous books, including two bestsellers. she is an undergraduate degree from the university of denver, a masters from notre dame, and a phd from the university of denver. mr. klein and doctor rice are going to be discussing a report that they have authored, which has been published in march of this year by the council on foreign relations. among many things, this report notes that while the united states invests more in k-12 public education than many other developed countries, students are woefully il
significant experience in the public sector and the private sector and he lives in new york city. >> host: how about a question or comment on these budget talks? >> guest: yes i would like to talk about that if you don't mind. when you speak that we need to broaden the tax base and you want to ask the poor people that are now close to poverty you want them to not only paid payroll tax and you want that to go away that you don't want the rich to basically -- you want to keep their tax cuts but you want to add an income tax on top of their payroll tax to the poor how do you justify that? >> guest: first i didn't say what you just said. what i said is a majority of americans pay more in payroll taxes and income taxes. the poverty rate in the united states is 15.9% triet 46.4% of americans don't pay income taxes you shouldn't have to the income taxes i don't know the right percentages that is for the officials to decide. it's between 15.9 to 46.4 but i think it's a lot closer to 15.90 and 46.4. under a more progressive tax system i believe as i said before that we need to increase effective tax ra
, themaster mind of 9/11, the attorney general discussed trying him in new york city. the american people and members of both sides of the aisle objected to having the trial of khalid sheik mohammed in new york city. as a result, khalid sheik mohammed is being held at guantanamo bay, he'll be tried by military commission but that demonstration made it clear that the american people do not want foreign members of al qaeda and associated terrorist organizations being brought to the united states when we have a secure facility in guantanamo that we have spent resources to update that is very, very humane and, in fact, in february of 2012 "the washington post" was asked about the decision, do you approve of the decision to keep open the guantanamo prison for terror suspects. 70% of the american people who answered that survey said yes, we approve of it. i want people to understand who we're talking about transferring from guantanamo bay to the united states of america. understand the individuals and some of their backgrounds who are being held at guantanamo bay, coming to a neighborhood near
efforts to make it down from new york city. we are happy to have him here. [applause] >> it would have been as much fun without david. as well as many other scholars and practitioners who have come to share their expertise. last but not least, i would like to thank the audience, you, the audience, for bringing your interest and insights to these activities. thank you again for coming this evening. i really urge you to come tomorrow as well for sessions on campaigning, polling, and voting. it cannot be more timely. as well as a chance to see some political artifacts from the museum's archives. our moderator will tell you more about tonight's program. joyce? [applause] >> i want to thank david for braving the northeast coast so we can be together tonight. we are in for a treat tonight. we are going to focus on the role of television in political campaigns and elections. no doubt that inventions and mass communication technologies from newspaper and radio and television and the internet have had an important impact on the course of political campaigning. but because of their ubiquity popp
in new york city or in upstate new york or long island or whatever it might be and just live. and so it gave me breeding them. gave me a way to come out of the bubble, and begin to happen again and ordinary life. and with my wife in china and so on as well. it was incredibly important to i think was very much a case that the reason why when everything did get finally better that they made him a new city where i've lived for almost 13 years, is because this was the place where i begin to get my freedom back. and then the and that made me feel fond of it. >> there are countries that will be televised for you to visit and wouldn't let you in at various times. they were airlines that -- >> yeah, there were. for a long time is difficult to get on a plane at all. again, we begin to judge countries by the behavior of the national airline. spent a britain didn't come out very well spent nor did america actually. the united states was not good at all. >> canada speak with candidate, yes. scandinavian airlines, air france. these are all countries which have a long history of concern for human
and evaluation for the u.s. department of health and human services and is commissioner of the new york city department of health for mental hygiene. we also have the interim commissioner, warren a. smith. lauren a. smith has been the interim commissioner of the massachusetts department of public health since october 25, 2012 and prior to assuming that position served as medical director and chief medical officer of the department. let me welcome you to the committee, and let me ask you. you are aware the committee is holding an investigative hearing and we are doing so having the practice of taking testimony under it. do either one of you have an objection to taking testimony under oath? >> no. >> no. >> the chair then advises you that under the rules of the house and the rules of the committee you are entitled to be advised by counsel. do you desire to be advised with counsel during your testimony today? in that case, please rise, raise your right hand and i will swear you in. do you swear to tell the whole truth, and nothing but the truth so help you god? you are now under oath subject to
. is that new york city? and income are the insured through private broker? >> guest: new york city, based on what i've read and what i've understand, anticipate they do not have flood insurance to the flood insurance program. they anticipate asking the federal government for help in the form of grants, in the form of disaster grants to help cover the cost of recovery for those kinds of transit programs. >> host: but would a city have private insurance as well? >> guest: yes come a city absolutely could purchase private insurance. municipalities, but would likely not cover flood insurance -- flood damage. >> host: john prible is the vice president of that group. numbers are on the screen to do to participate in our conversation about the national flood insurance program. we'll begin with frank and placita, florida. hi, frank. >> caller: good morning, gentlemen. since i live in flood them in unfamiliar with fema insurance, it doesn't cover on the first floor except equipment. so the losses those people suffered in those one-story homes probably won't be covered. so i'd like to know -- and t
on standardized exams. they've tried this in new york city, in washington, d.c., in chicago. $50 for an a, $35 for a b. in dallas they've tried offering second graders $2 for each book they read. now, some people think this is a promising idea, other people aren't very happy about it. so let's have a discussion here and begin by taking a survey of opinion. if you were the superintendent of one of these school districts and you were approached with this proposal, how many think it's a good idea worth trying, and is how many would object in principle? be let's see, first, those of you who -- how many would object? how many would not like this idea? quite a few. and how many think it's worth trying? all right. we have a pretty good division of opinion. let's begin by those who object. who is willing to explain, to offer your reason? why do you think this would be objectionable in principle in -- principle? anyone? who will start us off? yes, stand up, and we'll get you a microphone. go ahead. >> i would -- >> over here. >> i would object because there's a basic value in learning, there's a basic
and it looks like it's 2:00 a.m. in new york city or chicago because that's what it takes, the man was absolutely, you know, committed to his bid for the presidency and this is what it takes, especially if you don't have, you know, large coffers with campaign contributions. >> the book we're talking about is in the book stores, it's called "choose me, portraits of a presidential race," arthur grace is our guest, he's the photographer that put this book together, with the jee help of m wooten and jane livingston. who is that? >> she is the associate director of a gallery here in washington. >> what role did she play? why did you choose her? >> she is a woman who has great knowledge of photography, internationally and in this country. contemporary photography as well as late 19th century and 20t 20th century, but she is one person who has made an effort to follow con tremry photo -- contemporary photo journalism. very knowledgeable on the subject. >> did you have personal favorite of the 15 candidates that you photographed that you liked politically? >> politically? i never talk abou
-and-a-half and we will be back. ♪ ♪ >> host: we're back live with kenneth davis author and historian in new york city. this is booktv on c-span 2. when it comes to your career you give credit to do joanne davis. >> guest: that is my wife. she is not like me to tell list tory but unfortunately she will have to this one. halfway through college dollar was a classic liberal arts kid i did not know what i was doing and decided to drop out of college and work in a bookstore. to that point* a was a great reader and very interested in history but the notion that i could be a writer never occurred to me just like an astronaut or rocket scientist or neurosurgeon. i did think i might be a teacher. working in a bookstore i remember very clearly the day this woman i worked with read this stuff i was riding in college, class work and the newspaper and honestly said you're wasting your time selling books. you should be writing them. she was so smart i married her. ben a few years later encourage me and my writing career. she went to work as a magazine editor and i got my first assignment with caris assistance
'll finish. i got a chance to take the kids, i see the book. i got a chance to take the kids to new york city. and we got on a bus and we were having a trip. so all the sudden, it was not only new york city, we were going to see "west side story" and go to my friend's restaurant pat sei's on 56th and eighth. i'm going it take the doidz the fancy italian restaurant and west side story. and so people started, you know, like teachers, you know, wanted to be chap roans. they wanted to be -- [laughter] so and of course, you know, okay. it was like by the time we had -- i think it was three students to one teacher. but anyway, okay. but anyway, i got -- miss carol wanted to come on the trip. the principal wanted to come on the trip. i go to the class, and they were all we're going new york! aye! listen, you know, who is going with us? most of us. everybody on a couple of others. couple of others. boy, i want you to know miss cirl wants to go on the trip. no! not the principal. we'll never have any fun! i said, okay, you know, it's a perfect chance and opportunity to teach you a life lesson that wil
an event for morgan stanley up in new york city and their headquarters over looking the city you get a real sense of you are somebody in power and while we're waiting for the guests to arrive that i was supposed to talk to, some of the morgan stanley investment bankers were talking to me and this one young guy came up and said it must have really bothered you to not have made much money as you served in the military and became chairman. that must have really bothered you. i said we never thought about it. you had to think about that and talk to your piers about this all the time. i said no. and the conclusion that was the difference between military culture and that culture was like night and day. they serve for the bonus for the money and we serve for other reasons that we've talked about. and that's a very noble thing. and you have heard it for the last several days. war is not glorious but the service of people to their country can be glorious and you've heard some real heroes talk about this service, service is something bigger than yourself, selfless service. really important character
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